Category Archives: Living Like a Maniac

Things my Sicilian boyfriend and I fight about

Well, all right, not fight about. But they definitely baffle us. Welcome to the heady world of the cross-cultural relationship. Item one: food He’s Italian; I’m English. You may be chuckling right now, thinking that you’ve already guessed what the problem … Continue reading

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Getting residency in Catania – a story

“Good morning. I’m English, but I’d like to get Italian residency.” The man in the filthy, nicotine-stained office with the overflowing ashtray on his desk barely gives me a glance. “You’re in the wrong department. Round the corner, number 28, … Continue reading

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Where there’s love, there’s flavour – a prequel

May 2012. I’m in Pasticceria Dulcissima, talking to Maurizio and Silvana, the owners. He’s in the airforce and speaks excellent English. The shop is her dream. Se c’è amore, c’è sapore is the motto: If there’s love, there’s flavour. She makes … Continue reading

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